Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Golf Ball Fluff Piece - After Grooves Has Been Shelved

Jerry Potter has a piece in USA Today about golf ball technology and what it is able to do - at least in theory - for players, particularly professionals. This probably comes on the heels of the blatant shout out to TaylorMade by Sergio Garcia in the trophy presentation ceremony following the Players Championship. Interesting, though, that the piece also comes after the R&A has basically indicated that it will be taking a pass on grooves for the time being for a variety of unnamed factors. Speculation includes difficulty enforcing the rules, threat of a lawsuit, insatiable appetite for lengthening golf courses, and a general unwillingness to change the rules.

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